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We’re delighted to welcome two new writers to our #TWTBlog Co-Author Team.
Many thanks to Bob, Isabel, Julie, Lauren, Liz, Maribeth and Paula for sharing part of their writing lives with our community of teachers and writers this week. In case you missed any of their blog posts, this post contains links to each of their posts. Be sure to leave a comment on each of their blog posts by June 4th, 2016 for a chance to win one of their books.
Bob Graham, author and illustrator of numerous picture books, closes out TWT’s Author Spotlight today.
Teacher-author Paula Bourque steps into our Author Spotlight today to share her experiences about becoming a published author.
Author Liz Garton Scanlon implores us to let “you be you” in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Today’s post is by picture book author, Julie Falatko.
YA Novelist Isabel Bandeira shares what she learned about writing and the publishing process from ice skating.
Write. Share. Give.
Maribeth Boelts provides us with tips for creating authentic, unforgettable characters in stories.
Lauren Castillo, a Caldecott Honor author and illustrator, kicks off this year’s Author Spotlight Series with a piece about how important research is to her artistic process.
Stay tuned this morning as I add to this post about #KidLitPalooza, live from this amazing event that connects children’s authors to students!
In the new book Purposeful Play: A Teachers Guide to Igniting Deep & Joyful Learning Across the Day, Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler have laid out the research and practical advice that many of us have been looking for.
“Janie, you have a lifetime of writing. Writing, collecting stories, and sharing with others is a gift of life, and it never ends. Aren’t we lucky Janie?”
Elizabeth Siracusa, a fourth- and fifth-grade looping teacher, reflects on the ways she infused vocabulary instruction into her classroom this year.